Greetings from sunny Glion!
We hope you will enjoy reading about some of the recent alumni activities in the December edition of the AAG Newsletter.
Salutations de Glion! Nous vous souhaitons beaucoup de plaisir avec la lecture de notre newsletter de décembre!
Introduction from Georgette Davey,
Thank you for ensuring that 2017 has been another successful year for Glion. Your continued support helps us in many ways, and ensures the school, its students and its alumni keep the Glion spirit flying high.
As part of our global alumni network, you help Glion remain abreast of the latest trends and developments within the industry. This also means our programs of study remain current, really reflecting what’s going on in the always-evolving world of hospitality. Our students then graduate with up-to-date knowledge and skills, ready to communicate with you and able to lead new developments.
2018 will see lots of exciting developments at Glion. We are particularly thrilled to be opening our renovated, cutting-edge food and beverage area. This will include a panoramic fine dining restaurant, luxurious lounge bar and modern patisserie corner. This investment bolsters Glion’s reputation as a premier luxury management school, providing fantastic facilities that truly exhibit our stunning surroundings, our students’ craftsmanship and our togetherness.
Our new courses are also a sign we’re continuing to meet the demands of industry. The Dual MBA / MSc course in International Hospitality Business focuses on the challenges of modern hospitality management, and boasts three accreditations from two leading institutions (ourselves and Grenoble Ecole de Management).
All of this ensures that the Glion spirit, just like our alumni community, stretches across the globe. It remains a key part of life not just for our institution, but also for our students and our alumni.
Alumni success story
Life since graduation has been full of excitement for Christalena. Originally from Greece, Christalena studied a Postgraduate Diploma in Hospitality Management at Glion’s London campus, graduating in 2015. Since then, she has had a range of positions at Waldorf Astoria New York before setting up her own company, Mr Highline.
“Mr Highline was conceived in the cosmopolitan city of New York,” Christalena explained. “The sunset was breath-taking and the views of the city reminded me and my co-founder what was so glorious about this city. It was the perfect moment and perfect location where the art of nature was combined with the magnitude of human creation.”
This inspired Christalena to co-found Mr Highline, “a creative agency focused on hospitality.” The company provides online services including commercial website design and development, social media management, insights and analytics, and online reviews management.
Christalena’s hard work and determination has seen her secure AccorHotels as a client. She believes it’s important for every student and graduate to follow their dreams. “It’s important to remain focused on your end goal, no matter how many obstacles there are in your path,” she said. “Things don’t come easy. You will surely fail many times, but it’s better to dare than regret that you never actually tried.”
Networking is a big part of any career, and Christalena is thankful she’s part of the Glion alumni family. “Glion Alumni offers a great opportunity to keep in touch with likeminded individuals, exchange experiences and ideas and stay up to date with the latest trends in the ever-evolving hospitality industry,” she said. “These are only a few reasons why I enjoy being part of this alumni family.”
Introducing our new Alumni Engagement Team
Selena’s role focuses on identifying and engaging the alumni community for Glion and Les Roches, delivering a clear global and local offer to them. Selena is responsible for interacting with our alumni, building relationships and creating meaningful engagement that will enrich them professionally and encourage participation in the alumni community. Selena previously spent six years as Director of Alumni Relations at the Adventist University of Health Sciences in Orlando, where she successfully built the alumni proposition from the ground up. She has an MA in Performance and Dramaturgy from Goldsmiths, University of London, and also sings professionally. Selena is based in our London office.
Johann’s focus is on online services, working to improve the alumni web platform for Glion and Les Roches. This provides exclusive job offers, and links alumni to our recruiters and partners network, as well as with fellow graduates. Alumni will be able to connect with HR partners and managers from our numerous partner companies and top-ranked employers, both in and outside of the hospitality sector. Johann has previously worked for Glion marketing department, as well as in the communications departments of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and the University of Lausanne. Johann is based in our Switzerland office.
Countdown for General Assembly 2018 has begun!
Our General Assembly will be held on the 2nd and 3rd of March in the beautiful ‘City of Lights’, Paris. Festivities will commence on Friday at The Renaissance Trocadero, followed by the gala dinner and celebration at The Westin Paris – Vendôme on Saturday. Registration is now open. Click here to register.
Universum Survey Results for 2017
Thank you to the 270 alumni who participated in the 2017 Universum Survey! This in-depth career analysis helps to deliver critical talent market insights. These will then help employers understand how to match their current and future talents' career expectations on a global level. We hope that you will participate in 2018’s survey (will be sent to in January). View 2017 results here (alumni login needed)
2017’s alumni gatherings
2017 has been a busy year for alumni getting together. Our Glion Chapter Ambassadors have organized successful gatherings in Spain, Singapore, Brazil, Thailand, Dubai, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, France, USA, Mexico, United Kingdom, Egypt, Morocco, South Korea, Portugal and China.
We’re looking forward to 2018 being another successful year for social and networking engagement. If you want to get involved, would like to become an ambassador or want to ensure you hear of alumni gatherings happening near you, please contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or complete our snapshot survey.
Alumni in the media
Sophie Larrouture (Class of ’12). Winner of Best Bartender of Switzerland 2016, was featured in Bilan’s Femmes Leaders. Read here
Ben Ou (Class of ’06). Director of Operations at Hard Rock Hotel in Shenzhen, China, was featured on Hospitality Net. Read here
Ewan Taylor (Class of ’16). General Manager at X2 Chiang Mai Riverside Resort, Thailand, was featured on Hospitality Net. Read here
Magnus Olovson (Class of ’98). General Manager at The Sanchaya Bintan, Indonesia, was featured on ScandAsia.com. Read here
We want your feedback
The new year is just a few weeks away, so help us get off to a great start by telling us a bit about you.
We have had many alumni gatherings and events that allowed us to showcase you, but in order for us to be able to support, showcase, engage, and celebrate with you, we need to know where you are and what you are doing.
We also want to learn what types of engagements are important to you, so please support us by completing this snapshot survey. We value your input and look forward to your response! Click here.
Gardons l'Esprit de Glion pour toujours
We are here to promote the Glion Spirit and make sure that it never fades!